Saint Vincent, an island of the British West Indies, in the Windward group, about 25 m. S. of St. Lucia; area, 131 sq. m.; pop. in 1871, 35,688, comprising 32,000 colored and 430 aborigines. The surface is divided in the middle by a ridge, culminating in the volcano Morne Garou, about 5,000 ft. high, which contains a crater half a mile in diameter and 500 ft. deep; the most recent eruption was on April 30, 1812. The soil is fertile; the mountains are clothed with valuable forests; the valleys are well watered and cultivated, yielding sugar cane, arrowroot, cotton, and cacao. The average annual value of exports is $1,206,-000; imports, $760,000. The climate of the low lands is warm but healthful; the mountainous districts are cool. The chief town, Kingston, is on the shore of a fine bay on the S. W. coast. - St. Vincent was discovered by Columbus, Jan. 22, 1498, was first settled by African slaves shipwrecked on the island in 1675, and was subsequently taken possession of by the French, who in 1763 ceded it to Great Britain.